Schools can request support from an Educational Psychologist if they have a child or young person who is struggling at school. These children:
- May already have a EHCP
- May not have an EHCP but the school have identified them as having SEN
- The school has not yet formally identified them as having SEN, but are concerned about the child’s progress
The psychologist will work with the school and parents to understand any underlying issues e.g. cognitive functioning, social skills, communication difficulties etc, and jointly agree actions and strategies to support the young person
Educational Psychologists employed by the Local Authority will work with the school and parents when an EHCP if requested, and as part of the EHCP annual review process. This support is free to schools and parents and we would encourage schools and parents to first work with their Local Authorities psychologists as part of the EHCP process. Schools work with Psychology4Learning on all other areas where psychologist support is required.